Vejle vs Nykobing by 20Legend
It is still way too early to conclude with something this season, but Velje has been in various form so far. 2-4-2 is their total results after eight games which have given them 10 points and a 10th place. It is only the goal difference of 11:9 that keeps them over the relegation zone, but it is also just three points up to 5th placed Skive. They come from a tough loss against 7th placed Fredericia (3-2) last weekend. Velje took an early lead after seven minutes and got the initiative for the first 20 minutes because of it.
Fredericia had to take some time in order to settle, but came back level after 24 minutes. The rest of the half was quite entertaining with chances both ways, but without the needed efficiency. The second half involved much more of it though as Fredericia proved to be the leading team after getting 2-1 after 57 minutes. It was now Velje that had to respond which they did 11 minutes later. The game really deserved to be a draw in terms of the chances that both teams were creating, but it all came down to one team 10 minutes before full time. Fredericia took their lead back for the second time in the game and took all points as well.
Nykobing has had a far more stable start to their season with 5-1-2 from the first eight games. it has brought them all the way up to 2nd place with 16 points, the same amount of points as 1st placed Koge. After a great period of three straight wins, it has come one draw and one defeat from the last two games. A tough challenge waited against 3rd placed Helsingor (1-1) and they was off to the worst start possible. Helsingor took charge and took the lead already in the 3rd minute.
The match became as predicted with two strong defensive sides battling for three important points to stay in the race for the 1st place that gives direct promotion to Superligaen. Nykobing struggled on getting through a tight defensive line, but managed to succeed after 67 minutes and getting 1-1. The rest of the game went into a phase were both teams were satisfied with one point.
It is still early in the season, but it is already clear that Nykobing has got the best start so far. Velje will have a hard time with breaking down another strong defensive team here, while Nykobing must set the bar in order to put pressure on the other top teams. Velje has not won at home either (0-4-1) while Nykobing has been the best away team so far (3-0-2). It is a tough match to predict, but both teams have conceded few goals so far. I expect a rather close game tonight as well and chose to disagree with the bookmakers. The value on under 2.5 goals is good in my opinion.